Benjamin Williams

Short Name: Benjamin Williams
Full Name: Williams, Benjamin, 1725-1795
Birth Year: 1725
Death Year: 1795

Williams, Benjamin, 1725-1795. Presbyterian minister at Salisbury, who in addition to a volume of Sermons, 1770, and the Salisbury Hymn Book, 1778, published The Book of Psalms as translated, paraphrased or imitated by some of the most eminent English poets, &c. Salisbury, 1781. His best known hymn, "Holy, holy, holy Lord," in celebration of the Divine Goodness, is in his own Collection, Kippis, Martineau’s Hymns for the Christian Church and Home, Martineau’s Hymns of Praise and Prayer, and Belfast Collection.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


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